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UK says hundreds of thousands of Britons abroad trying to get home

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Britain’s Secretary of State for Foreign affairs Dominic Raab is seen outside Downing Street, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of Britons abroad are still trying to get home, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Monday, adding that the government was “working around the clock to help them”.

“An unprecedented number of UK travelers are trying to get home, and we’re not talking a few hundred or even a few thousand, we’re talking about hundreds of thousands of people traveling around the world,” Raab said at a news conference.

Reporting by Paul Sandle, Costas Pitas and Elizabeth Howcroft, writing by Kylie MacLellan, editing by Estelle Shirbon

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via Reuters